LevelUp, the nation’s largest mobile payment network, announces today that a United States District Judge in Massachusetts has entered judgment in favor of LevelUp on a complaint for patent infringement filed against the company by Jack Barron, a Massachusetts resident. In a July 7, 2014 ruling, Judge Timothy Hillman explained that LevelUp does not infringe any claim of the patent asserted by Mr. Barron, which is directed to messaging over a financial network. LevelUp, which respects the legitimate intellectual property rights of all persons, has maintained from the outset that Mr. Barron’s claims were frivolous and extortionate. LevelUp was pleased and vindicated by the court’s early ruling, which was entered prior to the commencement of any discovery in the case. LevelUp will now seek to recover from Mr. Barron the costs and attorney fees LevelUp incurred unfairly in order to defend the frivolous allegations. The action was filed in the United States Court for the District of Massachusetts, and is captioned Barron v. SCVNGR, Inc. d/b/a LevelUp, Case No. 13-cv-40084-TSH.
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